Clear Skin and Drink Your Skin Problems Away
Women, and many men, are on the constant hunt for clear skin treatments to help them achieve that healthy glow. More and more skin care companies have discovered the positive affects of antioxidants and are including them in many skin care solutions.
Okuma’s brand of Oolong tea, Wu-Long, is rich in polyphenols, catechins, and EGCG, which are potent antioxidants that go to work scavenging for oxidants, or toxins, to neutralize their abilities to damage cells within your skin and body.
Tea Polyphenols – Medical Link to Clear Skin and a Healthy Body
Dr. Jeffrey Blumberg at the Antioxidants Research Laboratory and Jean Mayer at USDA Human Nutrition, Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, stated in a clinical study that, “Tea is an important dietary source of flavanols. In vitro and animal studies provide strong evidence that tea polyphenols may possess the bioactivity to affect the pathogenesis of several chronic diseases, especially cardiovascular disease and cancer.”
The polyphenols, or antioxidants, in tea are also being brought into clinical dermatological studies to research their effects at preventing ultraviolet radiation, or UVR-induced damage to the skin, which often results in skin cancer.
One study by the Department of Dermatology, University of Wisconsin1 took a look at the use of various botanicals, including tea polyphenols, recognizing that the “use of botanical antioxidants in skin care products is growing in popularity.” The review also referred to other studies that have found ECGC (an antioxidant compound found in Okuma’s brand of Oolong tea, Wu-Long, and in our Wu-Long Tea Capsules.) inhibits UVB-induced release of intracellular hydrogen peroxide (h3O2) from normal human skin and protects skin against the adverse effect of UVB radiation.
Clear Skin Starts with Protection, Both Inside and Out
While sunscreens, anti-aging creams, and acne medications help to topically promote clear skin, diet can help play a part in the health of your skin as well.
While we’re told to always wear sunscreen and keep covered when venturing into the sun, people don’t always follow these guidelines, which include liberal and frequent application of sunscreen. In the US, 1.2 million new cases of skin cancers are diagnosed every year, accounting for 40% of all cancers diagnosed in this country. Studies have also indicated that sunscreens designed to protect the skin from erthema (redness of the skin caused by dilatation and congestion of the capillaries) may be falling down on the job.
This is where what you eat and drink in your daily diet can encourage clear skin when topical treatments may be less effective. Get clear skin that looks and feels beautiful, smooth and – most importantly – healthy.
Turn to Wu-Long Tea for Healthier, Clearer Skin
In addition to the other health benefits of oolong tea, the consumption of tea rich in polyphenols unto itself is not the total answer, drinking Wu-Long tea, eating a diet of fruits, vegetable, grains and healthy proteins, is a great way to promote healthy and clear skin and protect your body.
In the February 2008 issue of Marie Claire, the publication sees antioxidants as a potent ingredient that’s excellent at “preventing and repairing free-radical damage from sun and pollution. These nutrients, when applied, keep wrinkles, brown spots, and other signs of aging at bay.”
While tapping into the emerging antioxidant skin care solutions, using a UVA/UVB sunscreen, and combining that with a few cups of Wu-Long tea each day, you can work from the inside out to achieve healthier, clearer skin.
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1. Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine – Volume 19 Issue 2 Page 56-72, April 2003